“If necessity is the mother of invention, then dissatisfaction must be its father.”
― Jeffrey Fry
VERSATILE PHONE CASE
Mobile is a durable 2.4mm phone case that comes with mounts, accessories and chargers.
The case features the Loop, an option engineered into the back that allows the user to reach into his or her pocket and slide a finger through a loop for grip control. The Loop magnetically pops closed when not in use. The SlimLink Mounting System features dual locking systems.
The Everyday Case, which is compatible with seven different iPhone models (including iPhone 12) and three different Samsung models, will retail for about $40. The full package, featuring a mobile tripod and various mounts, will retail for about $475 with a May shipping target for crowdfunding Rewards backers.
2-IN-ONE COFFEE GRINDER
ARCO allows users to grind their coffee by either cranking the grinder with their hands or connecting it to a power dock.
The product features easy and precise grind adjustment, promoting sweeter, clearer and crisper coffee. Users can grind up to 50g of coffee at once with near-zero grind retention.
There is a grind for every brew method, with 120 grind settings.
The grind catcher is designed to perfectly fit your expresso basket.
The 2-in-1 hand and electric grinder will retail for $499, the hand grinder for $250. Targeted shipping is in June.
SMART BIRD FEEDER
Bird Buddy notifies users of bird visitors, captures their photos and organizes them in a collection. Its artificial intelligence recognizes more than 1,000 bird species.
Bird Buddy has a built-in microphone and features a detachable and upgradable module. Add-ons include a solar roof, wall mount, fence mount and suet ball holder.
The standard package will include the feeder, Smartphone app membership, nylon hanging cord, universal bottom mount, USB-C charger and a filling cup. It will retail for $219, with an estimated September delivery.
TOUCHLESS SANITIZER DISPENSER
Dropi’s advanced motion sensor and versatile mounting options ensure you can eliminate germs with a single wave of your hand.
The apparatus mounts just about everywhere and works with all popular sanitizers. Its pocket size allows mounting on car air vents, windshields, car seats and even on bicycle handles.
Dropi’s bottle is refillable, so you can buy in bulk and make your own sanitizer.
The essentials set—which includes the device, one mount, one bottle and sticker set—will retail for $45. It is scheduled for a January delivery date. As of this writing, Dropi’s project team had a working demo, not the final product.